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Colin McMorran  Diploma in the Theory & Practice of Counselling (accredited course), Specialist Mental Health Student Mentor, ACAS Certified Internal Workplace Mediator. Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy 

Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. (Carl Jung)

I’m offering you the chance to free yourself from suffering. To live from a place of peaceful acceptance and clarity of mind. To meet life as it unfolds with an open heart and a clear head. To bring back the joy of simply being alive.


This is a place within you – you won’t find it outside in the world of people, places, or possessions. This is deep within, at the very core of you. You don’t have to find it; all you need to do see through the ‘story of you’ and it will reveal itself. I will teach you to see through that story.


The story of you is the conditioned mind that has been developing since you were a child and that now forms your persona – ‘your story’. It lives in the past of guilt and regret and in the future of fear and concern – it creates anxiety and conflict. This is your false self. Your true self is the pure presence buried beneath. I will help you uncover that truth by seeing through the false self and letting go of the anxious, fearful and neurotic story of you.


There is a peace and a serenity and a clarity of mind waiting to express through you, all that is needed is to recognise the filters that have built up over the years obscuring this freedom. Once those filters have been removed you will be seeing from pure presence and life gets very simple very quickly.


In this simplicity you fall into a harmonious relationship with life and life in turn falls into a harmonious relationship with you. This is because it’s one and the same thing – you are life, you are what is happening, there is no separation. The true self is in fact life itself expressing through you.

 

We will get to that place through guided self-enquiry – this is an inner journey. You won’t find the answers in the world outside, nor will you find peace or harmony there. Life begins and ends within you. I will teach you how to practice Self-enquiry, which will facilitate your personal transformation and bring freedom from suffering.

 

 

 

The freedom I’m referring to is freedom from your negative thoughts and the emotions that follow - emotions such as anxiety, fear, anger, sadness, guilt, regret. Most of our suffering is psychological in nature and you will no doubt be familiar with how it can lead to frustration, loneliness, helplessness and perhaps a persistent low mood and depression.

 

You may be less familiar with the ideas presented here of freedom from this suffering - perhaps you’ve never considered the possibility that you have a choice in the matter. Suffering can be subtle, as in the discomfort felt in a situation where you feel under pressure to impress or fulfil another person’s expectations, whether that’s a job interview, a presentation, or a social interaction.

 

And then there’s the suffering we create within our heads without needing an external stimulus; lying in bed, for instance, unable to sleep as racing thoughts create an imaginary future of problems and catastrophes.

 

All this suffering has one thing in common - our thinking; thoughts about what’s happening or what could happen or what has happened – thinking is both the cause of our suffering and the potential solution. Because thinking produces our suffering it has the potential to free us from that suffering.

 

A caveat before continuing: If you’re suffering from physical pain such as toothache, then freedom comes from painkillers or dentistry, it does not come from philosophical or spiritual understandings (that said, even with regard to physical pain our attitude towards it can help reduce our suffering).

 

In my practice I integrate the core elements and best practice of counselling with a combination of spiritual traditions from around the world. This framework can help a wide range of individuals, however some people may be more receptive to this type of therapy than others; for instance those who are open to new experiences and new ways of perceiving the world will often benefit more from Personal Transformation Therapy.

Those who undergo Personal Transformation Therapy hopefully gain a deeper understanding of who they are, their capacities, their blocks / triggers and their relationships, and will leave equipped with the skills to help them deal with these beyond therapy.

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I am offering couselling for a range of issues including anxiety, depression, financial worries, fear of the future, bereavement, life transitions, self esteem, emotional disturbance, complex trauma, relationship issues, etc. This is just an overview of my services.

Sessions are on a pay-as-you-go basis, all I ask is that payment is made prior to the session - ideally the day before. For cancellations policy see fees

 

Online sessions are 1 hour and typically take place once a week. 

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